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The Fraser River at Ballam Road. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress file)

Trail density has gone down in Chilliwack from last weekend’s overcrowding

Follow all the health rules and consider visiting some of our lesser known trails, says mayor

The Fraser River at Ballam Road. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress file)
Toque Flamenco gave a passionate performance at the Harrison Memorial Hall last Saturday for the first show in the Harrison Festival Society’s 29th Season of Performing Arts. Hunter Ramey
Toque Flamenco gave a passionate performance at the Harrison Memorial Hall last Saturday for the first show in the Harrison Festival Society’s 29th Season of Performing Arts. Hunter Ramey
United Way in the Fraser Valley is having a card-making contest for kids. (Facebook)

Crafty kids wanted for United Way card-making contest in the Fraser Valley

United Way is inviting kids in elementary and middle school to enter its “Hi Neighbour” contest

United Way in the Fraser Valley is having a card-making contest for kids. (Facebook)
Chilliwack’s Lily Ashworth and Agatha Brunac compete in the duo stage (11 to 12 years) division of the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The festival’s Music Honours Performance is one of many events at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre that has been postponed. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Chilliwack Cultural Centre postpones several events due to COVID-19 concerns

Events that will have audiences of less than 250 patrons will continue as scheduled

Chilliwack’s Lily Ashworth and Agatha Brunac compete in the duo stage (11 to 12 years) division of the Chilliwack Lions Club Music and Dance Festival at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The festival’s Music Honours Performance is one of many events at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre that has been postponed. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Liza Minnelli earned an Academy Award for best actress for 1972’s Cabaret. It’s on the big screen in Hope courtesy of the Hope Film Club, March 12. (Film image)

Minnelli’s Cabaret returns to stage thanks to Hope Film Club

Cabaret earned eight Academy Awards including best actress and director

Liza Minnelli earned an Academy Award for best actress for 1972’s Cabaret. It’s on the big screen in Hope courtesy of the Hope Film Club, March 12. (Film image)
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival blends together a love of adventure with pioneering film-making and it is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 21. (Dylan Morgan)

Bringing outdoor adventures inside with Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival in Chilliwack

Film features base jumping, cross-continental bike journeys and scaling Canada’s most daunting peaks

  • Mar 7, 2020
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival blends together a love of adventure with pioneering film-making and it is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 21. (Dylan Morgan)
Art work from Art Machine students of all ages is on display at the Hope Art Gallery for the month of March. (Submitted photo)

Retrospective show exhibits works by Art Machine students

Hope Art Gallery hosts works by students of all ages this March

  • Mar 4, 2020
Art work from Art Machine students of all ages is on display at the Hope Art Gallery for the month of March. (Submitted photo)
A true Canadian Rock legend, Prism’s Henry Small, is coming to town with his incredible voice and amazing electric violin skills. (Submitted)

Get up close and personal with Prism’s Henry Small in Chilliwack

Small, with his rich voice and engaging stage personality, is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Feb 29, 2020
A true Canadian Rock legend, Prism’s Henry Small, is coming to town with his incredible voice and amazing electric violin skills. (Submitted)
The cast of Kim’s Convenience. (Emily Cooper)

Take a run out to the corner store when Kim’s Convenience comes to Chilliwack

The play that inspired the hit television show is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Feb 27, 2020
The cast of Kim’s Convenience. (Emily Cooper)
Veteran funny woman, Susan Rice, is the headlining comic in I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff! on March 8 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

‘Laff’ on International Women’s Day with a lineup of female comedians in Chilliwack

All-female comedy show I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff! returns to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Feb 26, 2020
Veteran funny woman, Susan Rice, is the headlining comic in I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff! on March 8 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
Six-time world champions, as well as North American and Australian Champions, the SFU Pipe Band is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 29. (Submitted)

World champion SFU Pipe Band comes to Chilliwack

SFU Pipe Band will put on a celebration of culture, music and heritage at Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Feb 24, 2020
Six-time world champions, as well as North American and Australian Champions, the SFU Pipe Band is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 29. (Submitted)
Sobremesa performed at Christ Church Anglican in Hope on Saturday night. (Chris Duchaine/ Black Press)

VIDEO: Saxophone group plays to full house in Hope

Sobremesa Saxophone Quartet brought high-calibre performance to Christ Church Anglican

  • Feb 24, 2020
Sobremesa performed at Christ Church Anglican in Hope on Saturday night. (Chris Duchaine/ Black Press)
Rosie and the Riveters storm Harrison stage

Rosie and the Riveters storm Harrison stage

Retro-style trio performs on Feb. 29

Rosie and the Riveters storm Harrison stage
Whytecliff Park near Vancouver has been one of the featured locations in The Best of the Fest Tour – Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival in the past. Hope Mountain Centre is bringing the tour to Hope March 5. (Rich Wheater)

Hope Cinema to show international mountain films

Hope Mountain Centre showing select films from popular Vancouver festival

Whytecliff Park near Vancouver has been one of the featured locations in The Best of the Fest Tour – Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival in the past. Hope Mountain Centre is bringing the tour to Hope March 5. (Rich Wheater)
The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band comes to Chilliwack on Feb. 29. (Ann Goudswaard/Contributed Photo)

SFU Pipe Band comes to Chilliwack

Champion bagpipers will play on Leap Day

The Simon Fraser University Pipe Band comes to Chilliwack on Feb. 29. (Ann Goudswaard/Contributed Photo)
GoodFellas, which debuted in 1990, stars Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, Paul Sorvino, Joe Pesci and Lorraine Bracco (not shown). The Hope Film Club presents a screening of the film on Feb. 20. (Warner Bros.)

Hope Film Club to screen Scorcese classic Goodfellas

Film is ‘breathless and brilliant’ and celebrating its 30th anniversary

GoodFellas, which debuted in 1990, stars Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, Paul Sorvino, Joe Pesci and Lorraine Bracco (not shown). The Hope Film Club presents a screening of the film on Feb. 20. (Warner Bros.)
The Hope Community Choir performs to a large audience in May 2018. They are gearing up for this year’s spring concert and open to new members who are ready to start rehearsing now. (Hope Standard file photo)

Hope Community Choir warming up for spring concert

New members who can learn by ear, read music are welcome to start right away

The Hope Community Choir performs to a large audience in May 2018. They are gearing up for this year’s spring concert and open to new members who are ready to start rehearsing now. (Hope Standard file photo)
Sing, dance, and play this Family Day with Bobs and LoLo at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)

Bobs and LoLo bring whimsical songs and bright personalities to Chilliwack

Sing, wiggle and laugh when musical duo celebrates Family Day at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

  • Feb 8, 2020
Sing, dance, and play this Family Day with Bobs and LoLo at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Submitted)
Sobremesa Saxophone Quartet will perform in Hope on Feb. 22. Tickets are $20.  Submitted photo

Saxophone quartet to perform at Christ Church in Hope

Sobremesa Saxophone Quartet bringing Mountain Roads show to Hope

  • Feb 3, 2020
Sobremesa Saxophone Quartet will perform in Hope on Feb. 22. Tickets are $20.  Submitted photo
Playful, colourful and evocative, Ballet Jörgen returns on Valentine’s Day with one of Canada’s most treasured stories, Anne of Green Gables. (Jim Orgill)

Anne of Green Gables hits the Chilliwack Cultural Centre stage in ballet form

Ballet classes, photography workshop also being offered in addition to Ballet Jörgen performance

  • Feb 1, 2020
Playful, colourful and evocative, Ballet Jörgen returns on Valentine’s Day with one of Canada’s most treasured stories, Anne of Green Gables. (Jim Orgill)